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if we see them at nascar as drivers and in the stands as well, it's a great thing for us. >> you can follow his career on his facebook page. skol officials say gill ber was naked and acting erratically and confronted the officer, rushed him stooimpls and ignored warnings to back off. the school says the officer shot the young man in the chest once. the young man's friends say they are shocked at what happened. >> you could ask anyone that knew him. he was a great, loving guy. always made people smile.
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you know, is not the kind of guy that people knew him and said he would do something like this. >> cnn legal contributor paul cowlings said alabama may may welcome into play down the road. >> alabama has virtually the identical stand your ground law that florida ha. the officer in this case can probably say he was -- he felt he was in danger of his life and he was standing his ground and shooting. i'm betting as this proceeds you may see that law we heard so much about in this case in florida rear it's ugly head in alabama. >> the officer involved in the shooting has been put on administrative leave until the investigation is complete. documentary filmmaker ken byrnes is defying a subpoena issued by the city of new york over his latest film "central park 5." it's a move mee about the five men exonerated in the 1989 central park jogger rain case.
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they want his outtakes, but burns wants the investigators to prove they need them. susan candiotti has more. >> this documentary, the latest project of ken burns, whose daughter is co-director, telling the story of five black and latino teenagers. they were convicted of raining and brutally beelting a white female jogger in new york's central park in 1989. >> it was a huge media story. there was a lot of coverage, but everything got it wrong at that time. >> the five teenagers confessed to the crime after what they said was an unfair interrogation. they were charged even though none was a match for a dna sample found at the scene. turns out it belonged to this man. >> he commits at least five more ra rapes that we know of after. >> the serial rapist did not confess until after the five teens served sentences ranging for 7 to 11 years.
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a judge threw out the convictions. >> the verdicts have been set aside in their entirety. >> a victory for the five men usef was one of them. >> after being exonerated it's like somebody running through free through the grass and throwing their hands up yelling. it's such a -- the feeling is of overjoy and happiness. >> harder to overturn was public perception. the case inflamed racial tensions in the city. the teens were called animals and savages. donald trump took out a full-page ad asking to bring back the death penalty. >> if they had their ways, we would have been hanging from some of these lovely trees in central panic. >> the five men file aid federal lawsuit a decade ago accusing the city by coercing the
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confessions. the city has defended the way it conducted its investigation, and now its lawyers are seeking outtakes from the burns documentary to bolster its case. the filmmakers refuse citing shield laws that protect journalists. >> we believe we were protected under the shield laws as journalists, and dwoent think it's fooir fair for the government to intrude in our resefr. >> a lawyer for the city says the film isn't journalism because it advocates for the five. in a statement the city says if they want an open arg the facts, they should encourage the flim makers not it to hide anything. the filmmaker claim the documentary sticks to the fact. what do you make of the city trying to go after the outtakes? >> they need to stop dragging their feet. they won't find anything other than what we know. that we were innocent, and this is just going to continue to further restate that. >> usef says no matter the outcome, he may never fully
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escape his nightmare that started in this park. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. president barack obama is in los angeles at this hour. he's there raising cash at a fund-raiser. you may recall he just set a record of $181 million in september. white house correspondent dan lothian is traveling with the president. dan, at this point he's on record to raise almost a billion dollars now, and that's not including those outside super-pacs. how much is he expecting to raise tonight? >> reporter: well, millions of dollars, and we'll try to break that down later on in the evening, exactly how much they're expected to raise. they really believe this is important money that they need for a couple of reasons. first of all, the race is very tight. when you look at the national numbers, the race is very close. then you break it down to those key battleground states in ohio,
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in florida, in colorado and virginia. very close there as well. so they need it this money to really beef up their ground operation going into election day and also saturate the air wae waves with the telephone ads. they're bringing in millions of dollars. a lot is going out the door as well, fredricka. >> so, dan, a lot of questions have been asked of the president, and everyone else since the debate about, you know, a nearly unrecognizable obama during the debate. then the next day he kind of came alive. he was on fire again, et cetera. has his camp said anything about his new strategy or returning to the old strategy? anything to that degree? >> reporter: right. well, they have talked about the president responding to the romney that they said showed up at the debates. the president very aggressive now and all indications are
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that's the strategy into the next debate as well. one thing we're seeing is that top advisers for the president are also still attacking mitt romney for his performance during that debate. the on the sunday morning shows, a couple of top advisers, david axelrod and robert gibbs calling it him dishonest. one said governor romney has a strange relationship with the truth. >> mitt did a superb acting job. you know, he did everything but learn tap dance. >> he was dishonest when he said he never proposed $5 trillion in tax cuts, that was dishonest. you said on the broadcast to 70 million americans, i will repeal obama care, but i will still be able to cover people with pre-existing conditions. ten minutes after the debate sent he someone into the pressroom to say he really didn't mean that. >> reporter: ed gillespie, cop
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adviser of the romney campaign, eshlsly accusing the obama campaign of being sore losers on abc this morning. he compared them to 7-year-olds that lost the checkers game and cleared the board off the table. fredricka. >> let's talk about the president's plans. he'll be returning to ohio. he spent a lot of time in that swing state feeling that it's particularly vital, much more vital than other swing states like, say, florida? >> reporter: it really is. i mean, in order to win the white house, you really have to be able to win ohio. this is key for the president. i've said this now for quite some time. if you want to know the states critical it to winning the white house or regaining the white house, look at the president's travel schedule. he's done bus tours in ohio. we were there at the end of last week, and he turns there on tuesday as well. this is a critical state for the president. one of the things he's been able
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to push there is the auto industry recovery. a lot of jobs there are connected in some way or the other to the auto industry. the unemployment rate much lower there than the national average, and so the president has been talking about these key elements up there, hopeful that will drive the voters there to vote for him come election day. again, it's a critical state not only for the president but for mitt romney, and that's why you see them both spending so much time in the state of ohio. >> all right. dan lothian traveling with the president there on the west coast. sthoonks much. republican mitt romney is spending the weekend in florida where he's talking to crowds and trying to win their support. he spent yesterday preparing for the next debate. it's a must-win state if he wants to capture the white house, and today romney again wednesday on the offense against president obama on health care. >> if he is re-elected, he will install obama care.
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with it your xwrpremiums will gp an extra $2,500 above what they already are according to the congressional budget office. my plan is that i will finally get control of the excessive costs in health care by repealing and replacing obama care with real reforms. >> romney and obama will debate again just nine days from now, october 16th. you can watch the vice presidential debate right here on cnn this week. joe biden/paul ryan go at it on thursday. the coverage begins at 7:00 eastern time. the rumble in the air-conditioned auditorium lived up to the name last neat. fox news host bill o'reilly and jon stewart faced off in a debate at george washington university. some found it more entertaining than the presidential one. >> in man has offended -- this man over here has offended every single american. are you go to stand there -- are you sitting or standing?
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>> i read the bible. >> we are only as good as dpaish. >> i am short, but when you tell me i'm short, i don't blame the liberal weights or measures bureau or suggest my numbers are skews and i'm really 6'1" if only the lame street media would tell people. i trust i'm 5'7". >> you don't know this, but the feds pay for that licft. all right? >> if you missed it last night watch it online at therumble2012.com. people are lining up to stroet for president, but the man they hope to elect is in ven venezuela. we'll go there live. the countdown is on in florida with a launch into space, but nasa isn't involved in this mission tonight. the military wives go topless in support of their husbands. we'll show you why. jack, you're a little boring.
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stoeld in the united states. he's a critic of the united states, more notably againstle elm peer yalists and some excuses from nationalizing the steel industry to the oil industry. and so a change here would mean a lot for the united states, in many different was. not just oil and energy companies but in our relations with south america in general. >> would election results come in a matter of hours or perhaps days after polls close? >> reporter: hopefully not days. they have a very organized election system here. the line-ups have been long, i can tell you that. by the same token they expect results in the wee hours. you know, perhaps six or seven hours from now we should know what's happening. there is some apprehension. this election could beery close. some people filtered out exit polls already, and they're vastly different. each side is saying they're going to win. listen to a young voter that i spoke to earlier today, and
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listen to what he told me when i asked him about voting. you don't want to say who you're voting for? >> yes, because the vote is secret. the important thing is that every venezuelan is going to vote and make his or her decision. >> reporter: many people say this vote will be momentous if people that want to vote for the opposition actually get out and vote. there is a suspicion that the government will know how you voted and hold it against you later on. everyone from the opposition to the government to the electoral commission has been telling people to vote. it will stay secret, but still, a lot of suspicion here. >> paula newton, thanks so much in caracas. venezuelan ex-patriots in the u.s. are voting. there were a lot of long lines in the early hours of the morning in new orleans. senior latin affairs editor raphael romo is here with we now. pretty sizable crowds there in new orleans. >> people in the united states
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may wonder why in new orleans? there really aren't that many venezuelans in new orleans. the answer is because venezuelans in the united states mainly concentrate in miami, but what happened in january of this year, president chavez decides to close down the consulate because it's persona non grata. venezuelans organize and go to new orleans in caravan. they charter flights, and they go en masse, as many that can. there are 20,000 registered voters in miami. i don't know if everyone went to new orleans, but that's the reason you see those lists there in miami. we had an opportunity to speak to some of the voters, and this is what they had to say. >> i think it's impressive the effort that many people have done, especially coming on the bus here to new orleans, a trip that may 16 hours. they arrived here to new orleans
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just to vote and take the bus back to their homes. i think that that is commendable. >> we're going to prove to the world that we can do a change of the situation in venezuela with the vote, everybody. we drove 23 hours to be here. we can tell the people in venezuela there's no reason to stay in their houses. it doesn't matter who you vote for. you have to vote. >> keywords there are change the situation in venezuela, fredricka. that's the reason. he's saying that because president hugo chavez is a polarizing figure. a lot of the exiles here in the united states, and there are about 100,000 voters, abroad, 70% here in the united states. most of them are in the opposition, and thoept change the situation and government and kick president chavez out of power. >> if they didn't feel that way
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prior to, i guess, the consulate in miami closing, then that kind of cemented a new sentiment, didn't it? >> just to give you an idea before this election there were 56,000 venezuelans in the united states register it had to vote. the number bewent up to 100,000. this is the actual ballot that venezuelans are using. you see a lot of little pictures of president chavez on the up top and aa lot of little picturing on the opposition candidates -- >> notice there's just two candidates here. >> all of these parties center aligned with one ort other candidate. it's not like here in the united states where you go democrat or republican. you have more than a dozen parties, and it all depends who you're with that the candidates appear with me. some of these pties are no longer in circulation. some are not representing one candidate, and if the voter just happens to ride across on top of
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it, the ballot is going to be invalid. i just wanted to show you how difficult this is. >> that's fascinating. thank so much. "star trek" called space the final freontier. now it has galaxy-sized business opportunities and a company takes the first plunge with an important launch, and that's tonight. how do you get from here... let's say you want to get ahead in your career. to here? at university of phoenix we're moving career planning forward so you can start figuring that out sooner. in fact, by thinking about where you want your education to lead, while you're still in school, you might find the best route leads somewhere you weren't even looking. let's get to work. if we want to improve our schools... ...what should we invest in?
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space travel will officially begin as a business with an important launch tonight. that's the spacex ready to carry cargo to the international space station. john zarrella is live for us in miami. it's a big moment? >> it really is, fredricka. if the weather holds and it's iffy right now, some cloud cover at the kennedy space center. up at cape canaveral, the falcon 9 rocket with the dragon capsule on top it ready to go, 8:30 p.m. time launch. everything looks to go smooetly on its way to the resupply mission to the international space station.
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if you go out there, you say what's the big deal? didn't they do this already? they did back in may. it was the first commercial company to send a spacecraft to the international space station, berth can the space station and return that vehicle safely to earth. but that was a demonstration flight. in essence, this is the real deal, and you're flying basically without a net. now, bob cabana the head of the kennedy space subtle and a foreman shuttle astronaut said in a news conference that this will usher in a new era at the kennedy space center. >> overall, tremendous progress towards really becoming what was once science-fiction but a multi-user space port with horizontal launch and landing capabilities as well as the facilities that we have available from shuttle along with this outstanding work force that's available down here to help make that transition.
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>> now, the dragon capsule is carrying about 1,000 pounds of cargo, everything from food to scientific experiments. if for some reason, fredricka, they can't get off the ground foen tonight, if the weather interrupts them, they will try again tomorrow, which is tomorrow, columbus day. which is kind of fitting, exploration on columbus day. >> i see the title. sounds good. thanks so much. it sounds impossible, but a seasoned skydiver is out to set a world record when he jumps out of a balloon 23 miles up. both presidential campaigns are aimed at undecided voters. we'll size up that important group.
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it's almost called the duel in danville. they meet in kentucky for the first and only debate athursday night. past debates have produced plenty of memorable moments. >> who could forget that wink. then governor sarah palin winking during her 2008 debate with fellow vi presidential nominee joe biden. not just once but some half a
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dozen times. then there's senator lloyd benson's he dig at senator john quail in 1988. >> i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> memorable moments, but hardly game-changers. while presidential debates can affect the outcome of an election, vice presidential debates, like this week's upcoming match-up between vice president biden and his gop challenger paul ryan, are a different animal. >> you need to be able to see that each vice presidential candidate has hit the standard of readiness. they'll be ready in an emergency in a national crisis to step into the oval office and to take the reins of the presidency. beyond that, in terms of the actual debate itself, unless there is a stark killing or stark catching moment, it rarely changes the course of the debate. >> donna brazile says the first rule here is to do no harm. >> in terms of substance, try
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not to break any new ground. this is an audition for 2016. this is about 2012, and the top of the ticket. >> i don't like a damn thing about him. >> biden, who participated in more than 20 debates and forums in the 2008 campaign, said the contests are never easy. >> what i've been doing mostly is quite frankly studying up on congressman ryan's positions on the issues. and governor romney has embraced at least everything i can see. i don't want to say anything in the debate that's not completely accurate. >> analysts say for ryan his strength is his ability to speak in detail about policy issues. for biden his ease in talking about how national policies affect ordinary people. hires ryan's take on biden. >> he's fast on the cuff and is a witte guy and knows who he is and has been doing this for 40 years. you're not going to rattle joe
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biden. joe is very good on the attack and trying to confuse the issues. >> when it comes to advice for the candidates? >> try to be comfortable in your skin, be rested and look into the camera and smile from time to time. >> and a little humor always helps. >> i can see my wife, and i think she's thinking, gee, i wish you could go out in the private sector. >> i'm going to try to help you do that, joe. >> athena jones, cnn, washington. >> you can watch the vice presidential debate right here on cnn, joe biden and paul ryan go at it thursday evening. the coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. this close to the election, who remains undecided? polls show it's just a sliver of the electorate, but they could help determine the race. josh levs is here to show us a unique look at undecided. >> there are a lot of people out there joking about the idea of being undecided this late in the race, including "saturday night live." take a look. >> before you get our vote,
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you're going to answer some questions. questions like -- >> when is the election? how soon do we have to decide? >> what are the names of the two people running? and be specific. >> who is the president right now? is he or she running? if so, experience is maybe something we should consider. >> oh, my goodness. i'll tell you what. when you hear from people you're about to hear from, it might give you a different impression of undecided voters. this is a brand-new survey. our crack team dug into the figures and looked at who are the undecided voters in america. they ended up focuses on six groups of people. millennia millennials, catholic, long-term employed, women, and evangelical voter that makes up thep. we interviewed someone that represents that group. i want you to hear from a man who is a member of the long-term
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unemployed and what he had to say. >> when i voted for president obama, i really felt that things were going to get better. he really instimed a lot of hope in me and my family. and then i started to lose that hope and was unsure about where he's leading our country. a really, good, detailed plan for the economy will definitely sway my vote one way or the other. >> who isn't looking for a really detailed plan? you can hear from light more of them when you visit this at cnn.com. i want to let you know how far out we went on this. we talked about what it is we look for from each candidate and why they're torn. in some cases they voted for president obama before hand as that man did. in some cases they did not, and now just are not sure for various reasons. our team went so far as to look at what their favorite clothes are and their jewelry and favorite shoes are. this really intense profiling, and it's opened my mind and will open a lot of minds out there.
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cnn d cnn.com/undecided. we'll see who can help sway the election, fred. >> those favorite things, jewelry, clothes, et cetera, has something to do with your political persuasion? >> i don't think so. when we look at what we did here, it's a very, very good and intense profile of several voters out there, six voters out there that represent different categories. i don't think the shoes you wear determine it. the more you get to know these people, the more you want details. it's interesting. >> fascinating stuff. we like that. thank you so much, josh. >> you got it. a man is going to attest his physical endurance and hopefully set a world record for sky-diving by jumping from a balloon 23 miles up. who has 11 major brands to choose from? your ford dealer. who's offering a rebate? your ford dealer. who has the low price tire guarantee... affording peace of mind to anyone who might be in the market for a new set of res? your ford dealer. i'm beginning to sense a pattern. buy four select tires, get a $60 rebate. use the ford service credit credit card, get $60 more. that's up to $120.
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all right. here's a balloon ride into history. a daredevil with the nickname fearless felix hopes to set a new record by free falling from the rim of space. bad weather forced a delay until tuesday. he's already tried it from a lower altitude. this time he rides a balloon 23 miles into the stratosphere before jumping out. boy, he has nerves made of steel, doesn't it? >> reporter: he sure does, fredricka. there are a lot of potential risks in this mission. when you talk about that kind of altitude, you mentioned 23 miles above the surface of the earth, 122,000 feet above the surface of the earth. all sorts of things could go wrong on this mission. he could have an uncontrollable spin where he has to gauge the horizon and stabilize himself. the temperatures are severe and hostile.
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it gets to maybe as low as 70 degrees below zero up there. if his high pressure suite is compromised somehow, that could be a problem for him. he could become unconscious, and in that event people at mission control in roswell have to activate hit parachute for him once he gets to a certain height. also, if his pressure suit is compromised at those very high altitudes, there's a chance that the lack of pressure that far up could actually just drain the air from his lungs and his blood could actually boil. i'm not sure the scientific -- the equation beyond saying that, but that's what we've been told by experts here. lots of risks here, but this team has spent five years preparing for this. they have every scientific detail down to the t, and they're looking forward to this mission at this point. >> he's doing this to potentially set two records? >> reporter: that's right. what he's got going first is the potential for the record for the
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longest freefall ever. when he jumps from 122,000 feet, he goes about 117,000 feet in free fall. he'll set his parachute going at abt 5,000 feet above the earth. so that's one record that he'll set. the other record is for speed. he's going to be breaking the speed of sound, 690 miles per hour outside of a space vehicle. no one has done that before wearing nothing but a helmet, a space suit and parachute. so 690 miles per hour is a sprespeed record. he'll break the speed of sound if all goes well. >> if you look at that balloon, you start to think about the melting potential or perhaps even it the thinness of the space suit. you talk about the helmet and all things are going to be able it to sforespond to the environment. >> reporter: that's a big question, too. they have designed his suit and the balloon and the capsule to withstand all this. we're going to show you where the balloon is going to be
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launched. our photo journalist mike love and i pivot over to the field over here. this is where the balloon will be launched. the balloon is 55 stories high to pull him up to the edge of space. the plan is once he steps off and starting the free fall, the balloon and capsule will fall back to earth on their own and retreat. the plan is to preserve the two for history, and hopefully that will happen and all can be preserved. it's going to be very exciting. it will take about 20 minutes total, so we'll see. >> you are poised to witness it all. thanks so much, brian todd, keep us posted. this might now happen on tuesday pending weather. some military wives knew this would get your attention. going topless, but there's a series cause behind what they're doing. ♪ [ male announcer ] its lightweight construction makes it nimble... ♪
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about post-traumatic stress disorder. their going topless for their cause. julia brock shows us how the wives came up with an idea called battle of the bare. >> reporter: ashley wise uses this eyeliner to bring attention to more than just her eyes. she puts the battles blej bear on the back for a photo to add to the facebook page. >> this pledge you make for your spouse is just as important as marriage vows. >> reporter: wise says she came with the pledge and battling bear out of desperation, which she says grew as she tried to get help at fort campbell for her husband with ptsd. >> i felt like streaking the general's line because maybe a woman would get attention. i decided to do a photo campaign, and it was a god moment. pledge picture and it was on facebook. >> this is the picture they took wears her husband's had and
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holding her gun. she said her husband wasn't the only inspiration. >> these are my husband's dog tags found in his car when they retrieved his car and brought it back to you. >> her husband sergeant brandon mccoy committed suicide in march. she says her husband sought help for ptsd, but it wasn't enough. >> our soldiers have a lot to say. they have a lot bottled up in inside of them, and no one's listening. i feel like they're afraid to be able to say what they need to say, because they're afraid it's going to hurt their record. >> reporter: it's a silence wise and these other women hope to slowly break with battles bare's mission. >> ensuring that the stig p ma of ptsd goes away, and people talk about it. that's really the biggest thing, and in talking there's healing and not ignoring it, because ignoring it is people are dying. >> reporter: one picture, pledge, and soldier at a time.
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>> melissa burgess is a wife. her army sergeant suffers from ptsd. one in 5 that return from afghanistan and iraq have ptsd. that's 300,000 military men and women. melissa and eric join me on the phone from ft. campbell, kentucky. you first. what made you jump on the battling bare campaign? >> i had joined the battles bare campaign right after the picture went live, and once i seen her picture and read that pledge, it was a pledge for me something that i felt but was never able to verbalize. so immediately after i read the pledge i sent the message it to ashley telling her that, you know, anything i can do, let me know. they were just getting off the ground at that point.
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so she said, you know, just come on over and we'll get a picture taken and take it from there. >> so the pledge was one thing. were there other specific messages to convey through writing on your body? >> just that we're here it to support our husbands, and we are going it to fight this fight until the end, that we will fight for our husbands. and we will not let this die or go away. we are here to stay, and we are here to fight the fight. >> so, eric, you're with me as well. give me an idea how this has impacted you. it's one thing to be able to convey to your wife, to other loved ones what you've been experienced through ptsd, and it's another to then see this pledge, see these messages that so many wives are writing on their bodies in honor of your experience and that of others. >> i think it's a bold movement as far as the spouses are concerned. a lot of the military men can
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get help where the spouses just don't have the outlets to do it. finally, they have a source to go to. >> and how does this make you feel about your own personal plight and healing? >> it definitely helps with the healing. as long as i can do it with somebody, it helps out so much more than doing it individually. >> eric and melissa burgess, thanks so much for your timet. . we appreciate it. new york's columbus circle is getting a new makeover, so why are some people upset about that? we'll have that for you. to the . and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected, and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy --
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and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. we've shared what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs in communities across the country. we hired three thousand people just last year. bp invests more in america than in any other country. in fact, over the last five years, no other energy company has invested more in the us than bp. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. today, our commitment to the gulf, and to america, has never been stronger.
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cnn newsroom with don lemon coming up in a few minutes. why does it feel like it has been weeks/months? >> because it has. >> where you been? >> using up my vacation. i don't take any time off and at the end of the year they are like, can you take this time off? i'm usually off all of december. i went to a great weekend last
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weekend with thomas roberts and his partner, very nice wedding. congratulatio congratulations, guys. ann romney co-hosting "good morning america" on wednesday, the 10th, the day before the presidential debate in danville on thursday, the 11th. should the wives or husbands of candidates be on tv? does it change the relationship? it's been a debate. gma reached out to the first lady as well. and then later on, fred, tonight, remember that news anchor who responded to a person about her weight? america seemed to rally around
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her but some people say she was the bully. last night i discussed wit wendy wal walsh. >> calling it bullying is insane because we loosely use this term now because it is hip in the popside culture. these were two human beings community kating with each other with different means of communication. he had a blog, she had her television microphone and camera. these were adults communicating their opinions. >> there was a line as a reporter crossed. however, it was perfect timing with the culture of being as hot and as really urgent for body culture, the obesity situation, how stereo types really hurt. words hurt. and i think it was the last straw. >> and here's the other question, fred, was the viewer right? do we enable people in this country who are addicted to food and overeating?
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some people it is medical, but most people in the country are overweight because of food choices. bad food choices and bad lifestyle choices. i'm going to speak to an addiction doctor who says the whole thing about thyroids is usually an excuse. there are very few number of people with issues and their thyroids. it's an excuse for something else. >> we'll be watching it all. don, good to see you. i'm right here. boy, i'm right here. >> all of you, looking good. >> good to see you. see you in a couple minutes. new york's columbus circle is getting a new makeover just in time for columbus day. and guess what? it is upsetting a lot of people. we'll have that for you. >> when i was in new york, i saw that. it was cool looking? >> did it upset you? >> no, i like it. >> okay. we'll talk.
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after years of being left out in the cold, a man has been given a new home. is everyone feeling the same about christopher columbus' new home? we'll find out. >> reporter: christopher columbus has been in the same place. >> i've been living in the city since 1966, columbus circle has always been there. but you don't look up? you can't see it, it's so high. >> reporter: faster than you can see santa maria, the public art
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group set sail to bring the people to columbus. >> watch out. >> reporter: columbus had to make an extremely long ocean voyage to discover the americas. to discover christopher columbus' statue here you have to walk up several flights of stairs. we are about to see them up close and personal. columbus may have discovered tourists who enter another new world to rediscover columbus. columbus appears to have time travelled into the future standing on a coffee table in living room america, couch, cable tv and wallpaper starring michael jackson and marilyn monroe. >> columbus staying where he was and this evolved around him. >> reporter: he has seen these views of new york avenues. >> i like to think of it as christopher columbus finally getting a piece of the american dream. his unharmed front row dress